Multi-clouds are a cloud structure that involves the presence of two or more providers of the same cloud type, whether public or private. In the informatics field, it is necessary to acquire applications of various kinds.
Sometimes the applications are tied to a server located in a different cloud to the one we already have in use, for which an infrastructure is needed which allows the information management and exchange between these two clouds of the same nature, that is, public -public or private-private.
The multi-cloud scheme arises from the reality that no cloud is ideal for all actions to be carried out within companies.
It is required to put the puzzle together, where it is possible to establish the best infrastructure for the organization that needs the multi-cloud. Diverse variables will be considered: costs, response speed legal framework of the country or region where it is established, among others.
The qualities or benefits that give an organization the implementation of a multi-cloud infrastructure, can be summarized:
Shorter response times, since workloads can be accommodated in regional clouds close to the company, thus avoiding service latencies.
The multi-cloud structures allow to establish something that the experts call “failover”, that is, with service interruptions the data or the workflows are not lost, a backup is created, which will be available where and when requested.
Money savings, since depending on the applications that are used, the most profitable placement is evaluated and selected, regardless of the cloud service provider.
Differences between multi-cloud and hybrid cloud
Once the multi-cloud is defined and characterized, it is convenient, to avoid conceptual confusion, to point out its fundamental difference with the hybrid cloud.
The multi-clouds contemplate two or more clouds of the same nature, that is, all public or all private.
In opposition to this, hybrid clouds, mentioned in a previous blog post, refer to a structure where public and private clouds are combined.
It is important to note that both types of clouds are not incompatible; they can coexist, creating quite interesting structures.
The infrastructure formulation and execution for this type of cloud management is a complex issue, forcing organizations to request external assistance.
There is a group of companies in the market that channel actions and direct their efforts to provide this service globally, supporting them in relation to selection of cloud structure that best suits their realities.
Among these companies, Cibersys, a global telecommunications brand focused on the development of infrastructure and products in the cloud (hybrid and multi-cloud), with its product Global Datacenter (GDC) is presented as an alternative to be considered by the Latin American corporate sector.